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Saku's Day at the Park

*jumps up on bed* Wake up! *roll around*

Wake up!

Wake up!

*howls*

Ohboy walkies! *runs around like crazy*

Car ride? Yay! Where we going? Ooogerz, I'm getting dizzy. *lays down*

Outta the car, yay! *pees* MY tree!

Bridge? *fear*

People!
More people!
Big people!
Little people!
People who smell like dogs!
MY tree! *pees*
MY trash can! *pees*
MY picnic table! *pees*
Thirsty.. *drink*
Ohboy HOTDOG!
MY bush! *pees*
People who look like dogs!
DOGS! *whines* They won't let me say hi! *whines more*
Biscuits YAY!
More dogs! *sniffs dogs* Hi dogs! I'm bigger than you.
MY stump. *pees*

Tired...
wanna go home.

*sleep*


-Saku

Comments

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kesh
Sep. 25th, 2005 11:17 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. That's the best summation of life as a dog I've ever seen. n.n
savant_da_rat
Sep. 26th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
Heh, that is a perfect rendition of Saku's day, from what I saw at the park... :)

-Digit
hydra_velsen
Sep. 26th, 2005 01:21 am (UTC)
Your dog's smarter than most people i know
dogcandy
Sep. 26th, 2005 06:05 am (UTC)
*piddles*
*pulls on leash*
*lays down*
phyxis
Sep. 26th, 2005 06:21 am (UTC)
So Saku's afraid of bridges too?

*holds onto DogCandy's leash*
dogcandy
Sep. 26th, 2005 06:27 am (UTC)
The metal grate bridges scare malamutes for some reason. I worked with Mackenzie when she was very young to get her over it. There was a large stair case up onto UAF campus that was made of the stuff, I worked with her on that every night for a good few weeks until she was comfortable and now nothing of the sort bothers her at all. If she sees me do something, she will feel okay doing it as well.
wolffit
Sep. 26th, 2005 01:19 pm (UTC)
Not metal. Wood bridge! Wood deck scary too.
wolffit
Sep. 26th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC)
Saku also doesn't like the back patio. It's a wooden structure raised off the ground connected to the back of the house on the 2nd floor. You can't really see through the slits in the wooden slats, and it's all surrounded by railing, has some chairs and our BBQ grill on it and stuff. Really it's nothing out of the ordinary. Yet... you can open up the sliding glass door and all he'll do is stare nervously at it. He will not go out there. If I push him from behind he tucks his tail and gets all bent out of shape. I can drag him out there if I really want to, then he's just very careful. But nothing bad has ever happened out there so I still don't understand why he acts like this.

- Keman
wolffit
Sep. 26th, 2005 03:04 pm (UTC)
It's a deck, not a patio. :-)
wolffit
Sep. 26th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Is it now.

Swab it, ya little sea urchin! YArrrr!

Avast ye mateys, or I'll swallow me own anchor, yarr.

So.. like.. why is it a deck if the house isn't a boat? Deck is a boat term, regardless of what it's definition is in the dictionary, that is it's heritage and the house is not a boat. :P

- Keman
alexskunk
Sep. 26th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC)
nit-picker. boo.
dogcandy
Sep. 26th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
Porch: Often covered attached to the house, can be screened in, may be at ground level or on higher level of the house. Flooring often tight with no gaps to what is below. Used to shade or wrap a portion of the houses exterior.
Deck: Not covered with roof, may be free standing from the house. Flooring consists of boards gapped apart (to let them dry after rain) with railing round the edges. Purpose for deck furniture, grill, and out side activities.
Patio: Slab of concrete wider than the door it serves, used to keep mud down and store objects on, past use was service entrance, current use is similar to the deck but the flooring consists of concrete slab or bricks on ground level.

Weird stuff eh? It's somewhat an east coast definition. Though I find people on the west coast understand it with few midwesterners getting it at all.

Malamutes tend not to be afraid of porches or patios, but they are afraid of decks. They can see through them and are afraid of getting a paw/claw stuck or falling through. They often have a fear of heights. Since Saku is afraid of your house attached entertainment and grilling area it must be a deck. ;)
gryph0n
Sep. 27th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
LOL!! That was awesome! Just like free-form poetry. :D
bramblewolf
Sep. 27th, 2005 05:01 pm (UTC)
tired puppy
ankhorite
Sep. 30th, 2005 12:46 am (UTC)
Saku's a Siberian, not a malamute, right?

Neither Siberians nor malamutes like bridges, and the most common explanation is that both breeds are instinctively wary of surfaces that are other-than-solid or seem unsupported -- a useful trait when pulling sleds over snow that might, or might not, have solid pack beneath underneath.

They know thin ice when they see it... and they see it even when it's not there, apparently. :)
wolffit
Sep. 30th, 2005 12:53 am (UTC)
Saku is actually an alaskan malamute.

(For those that don't know: Brown eyes, never blue, thick bones, not a very fast runner, pound for pound the strongest breed in existance. Blows coat 2x a year as opposed to year round. Lot heavier than a husky. Less hyper, more affectionate.)

Interesting on the thin ice idea .. I buy that. Cool ... :)

- Keman
ankhorite
Apr. 25th, 2006 10:19 pm (UTC)
There's a great series of funny mysteries by Susan Conant about a woman and her pet malamute. By book four or so, it's malamutes, plural. She's gotten up to ten or a dozen books in the series, and any of them can be read on its own.

Conant is expert on the breed, 100% in love with mals, and is a real pleasure to read.
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